Description: Focuses on operation of the Palomar 200-inch Hale Telescope. Part 1: Establishing shots. Exterior views of landscape surrounding the dome of the 200-inch Hale Telescope on Palomar Mountain. Medium shot and close-up of dome rotating and dome slot opening. Part 2: Long shot, medium shot and close-up taken from floor of dome. Astronomer consults with night assistant at 200-inch control console. Astronomer starts to ascend stairs to elevator. Night assistant operates controls that move... Topics: californialightandsound, Reflecting Telescopes--Palomar, Mount (Calif.)--History
-byE. Hoge; S. Zipser for the California Institute of Technology
Description: Feature film about the building and use of the 200" telescope. Includes footage of Hubble, Humason, Rule, Porter, Max Mason, John Anderson, Marcus Brown, DuBridge, Bowen and technicians working on mirror. With sky picture and animation sequences demonstrating how optical (reflecting) telescope works.Source: 1 Tape of 1: Betacam (film-to-video transfer)Collection: Palomar Observatory motion pictures collectionRights: Public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the... Topics: californialightandsound, Reflecting Telescopes--Palomar, Mount (Calif.)--History
-byNational Educational Television and Radio Corporation
Description: Covers both the history of the building of the telescope, especially the mirror, and the operation of the telescope from its dedication in 1948 until the date of the film. Includes footage of the casting of the mirror at Corning. Astronomers who appear in the film are Ira Bowen (who also narrates), Edwin Hubble, Milton Humason, Bruce Rule; also footage of Russell Porter and some of his drawings. There are voice-overs by George McCauley and Melvin Johnson.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film:... Topics: californialightandsound, Reflecting Telescopes - Palomar, Mount (Calif.) - History, California,...
Series: The Challenging SeaDescription: Documentary produced as part of the TV series, The Challenging Sea, produced by Bill Burrud. Documents work done by Caltech professor Wheeler J. North under Dept of Agriculture program to study California kelp beds.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection: Finding Aid for the Wheeler J. North Papers 1959-1999Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be... Topics: californialightandsound, Kelps--California, Marine biology, Marine ecology Marine biology,...
Description: Underwater footage taken in 1959 by Wheeler J. North, then a student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, of the formation of a submarine canyon near Cabo San Lucas. The purpose of the footage was to study how such underwater geologic formations occur.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection: Finding Aid for the Wheeler J. North Papers 1959-1999Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its... Topics: californialightandsound, Submarine geology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Cabo San Lucas...
Alternative Titles: Palomar Construction, Palomar Archives 2 and Palomar Archives 3Description: Part 1 includes footage of all aspects of the construction of the Palomar 200-inch Hale Telescope. Part 2 includes footage of the 200" mirror, its grinding and cleaning. Follows the mirror through loading onto flatbed truck and transportation from Caltech to Palomar mountain. Part 3 begins with views of the site, vignettes on the engineers and proceeds to detail the contruction of the dome.... Topics: californialightandsound, Palomar, Mount (Calif.), Reflecting Telescopes--Palomar, Mount...